Wednesday, July 3, 2013

The Travel Bug!

Lately, I've had the travel bug in a bad way!

Over the past couple months, I've been ready to pack my bags, jump in the car at a moments notice and travel to the nearest big city or beach paradise! Luckily, I have some amazing friends that are ready and willing occupy my passenger seat!

With all this jet-setting on the brain, I've decided to do something about it, and make these dreams a reality!  Unfortunately, in my 8-5 life, if I want to travel somewhere significant, I have to ask for permission. I was so excited yesterday when I received the response from my boss, letting me know that all of the dates I'd asked off for had been approved!

 So the most important question...Where am I going?

1. My Birthday Weekend in Charleston!
I have always been a BIG birthday person! My 21st and 22nd birthdays were absolutely amazing, so when I started planning my 23rd, I knew it couldn't disappoint! I've always wanted to go on a trip for my birthday, but something else has always come up. Well, this year is my year! A good friend of mine has a condo in Charleston, and let me know that I was welcome to use it anytime. This was the answer to my prayers! After checking the office calendar, and the university's football schedule (as any Southern belle would do,) I knew it was meant to be! I, along with some of my closest gal pals, will be heading to Charleston either the 26th or 27th of September (I haven't decided which yet,) and will come back on Sunday, September 29th. A completely open weekend, perfect for a birthday getaway!

Turning 21!
Turning 22!
Last night, in a matter of minutes, I was able to fine the perfect party invitations! I seriously can't wait for this birthday! I know that 23 is going to be amazing!

2. New York City!
Many of you already know that I am obsessed with New York City! I've been there once, when I was in the 8th grade, but had no appreciation at the time for what the city had to offer. Though I'm still planning on applying for the The Appalachian Loft Directorship that I mentioned here, I really wanted to get in a visit before then, just to make sure it's where I want to be. That's where my friend Danielle comes in!

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Danielle and I have recently gotten closer, and since then, discovered that we share an extreme interest in New York City. We both had dreams of going, but had no idea how, when, or who could help make that happen! I'm telling you it was fate! Recently, I've been in touch with the Appalachian Loft Coordinator, and we've picked out a weekend in November to go visit! I am beyond excited for this dream of mine to come true, and so is Danielle! We've already decided we'd love to go to the Statue of Liberty, Broadway, and couldn't resist one of the famous Sex and the City tours. There's no way in the world I would pass that up!

3. The Princess Half-Marathon in Disney World!
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Though this trip is a little farther out, I am so excited to go to Disney World in February! Even though it's just for a race, it's going to be so much fun! We haven't booked a hotel room or anything at this point, but it's definitely in the works. Though I normally prefer the Caribbean Beach Resort on Disney's property, I've heard it's super convenient to be at Disney's Wide World of Sports for this type of visit because it's the central hub for a lot of the race hype. As someone that wants to be in the middle of all the action, this has my name written all over it! I also want maximum shopping time at the Princess Half-Marathon Expo that starts on Thursday of that week!

Hello, Paradise!
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I can't wait for all the fun memories that my friends, family and I will make on these three trips! I am so thankful for the opportunity to travel and visit such amazing places. This might even call for cute new luggage!

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3 comments:

A Simple Southern Life said...

So many fun things to look forward to!! Charleston, New York, Disney - what fun places to visit!

Ashley W said...

I'm running the princess half too!!! A group of friends and I signed up, and we are certainly excited about planning our trip!

If you come up to NYC let me know! I can give you all the tips and tricks of getting around, the best places to eat/drink and some fun things to do!! Sounds like you've got an awful lot to look forward to in the next year!!

Heather said...

So excited that you will be visiting Charleston! We will definitely have to make plans to meet up while you are in town celebrating!! :)

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